Stephen Curry the man

As a basketball player he has a bit of magic with him. In this era that is being played today he is the embodiment of what the NBA has become. The last couple of holdouts have left or are leaving “Kobe Bryant” and “Tim Duncan” even Kevin Garnett. All things are about change even the NBA. If the game was still being played like it had been in previous seasons a lot of the guys that are headliners now wouldn’t be.

Curry however is a part of this era, his work ethic is great and he is being rewarded for it. I am sure his dad is very proud of what he has been able to accomplish but also as the rest of the basketball is doing thinks about how much the league has changed. Has the changes been for the better and not just because his own sons are slight of frame and able to benefit from the changes in the rules. Being a dad we can have rose-colored glasses when it comes to our kids. Having held a position in the same work place but at a different era we all know he reflects. The league just as everything does changes. Stephen though has transcended a lot of the boundaries that many never thought he would. His believe in himself and his creator is what I think gives him an edge. He met his wife in a Christian camp his second coach was a Christian minister from New York. Faith is all around him and what he does.

The NBA is not a workplace where not believing in yourself is going to be beneficial to you. I mean if you do have the utmost confidence in your own personal capabilities, you will still need a lot more to be a dominant force in the NBA. It is what you do with the dominance that allows you to be special. Curry could be arrogant, glory hogging, and self-proclaimed basketball god. He does not carry himself that way nor was he raised to be that man either. To be a smaller player and be considered a dominant player is where you know he has a little magic and a lot faith. I like comparing him to Allen Iverson. No they are nothing alike physically but their determination and drive and their belief in the creator are almost picture perfect. To be a smaller guy in the NBA you have to be special and give the glory to the father above and that is what both of them did and are doing. Curry has taken the league by storm and showing what having faith in Christ will do for you. He has to believe in his self we all do; but when we see the things that we are able to do and we know we didn’t do alone and honoring the one who has held your hand through all of it is the best reward any of us can hope to see as an example. There have been a lot of bigger and stronger players but not many that have humbled themselves or the humility of Stephen Curry. He doesn’t care about the accolades he cares about playing the game the right way.

I as a fan only hope that he continues the same practices throughout the rest of his life to be that light that Christ has asked us to be; to bring the most guarded heart to Christianity. He is using his blessings to show the power of Christ.

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March Madness Craziness Start Tonight

 

March Madness starts tonight.

Do you have your bracket or should I say brackets filled in? I have mine. Good Luck !!

Mine will probably be busted early hopefully not in the first round like so many other years.

Superbowl 50

Carolina vs. Denver

Pretty good game so far. Would like to see more of a running game from Cam to open up the throws that will open up the game for the Panthers.

Denver the Panthers have to control him with that smothering defense. He must stay contained if we are to win this Super Bowl.

I am hoping that they pull it out; That would be more than great for us in the Carolinas.

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NBA – Pacers and Wizards Game 4

The Indiana Pacers and the Washington Wizards are in similar place during their series.  They both have lapses in play and immature periods of just all out play ground play. Last night during the closing minutes of the game both teams had bone-head plays that made anyone that has played the game of basketball say WHAT IN THE HELL?

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Lance Stevenson grabs a rebound from a loose ball play and just launches it into the fray of players without even looking. He could have taken the ball up the court and ended the game by allowing the clock to run out. Instead the Wizards regain control of the ball and end up getting two fouls shots out of it. The last play for the Wizards was even worse it looked as if it was supposed to be a curl play going to the basket for Bradley Beal but the pass was thrown back and a Pacers player stepped into the passing lane. It was a good game just a horrible close and end to it for both teams.

 

I am happy to see that Larry Bird is mot chewing on his nails anymore at least until the next series.


Notebook: Pacers 95, Wizards 92

 

Ben Standig, for NBA.com
Posted Mon May 12, 2014 1:49 AM – Updated Mon May 12, 2014 1:49 AM

THE FACTS: The Indiana Pacers, top seeds in the Eastern Conference, now lead the semifinal matchup over the Washington Wizards 3-1.

THE LEAD: Paul George had 39 points with seven 3-pointers and 12 rebounds as the Pacers rallied from a 19-point, second half deficit for a 95-92 win over the Washington Wizards.

George and Roy Hibbert dominated offensively in the second half for the Pacers, who have won three straight after losing the series opener. The pair scored 43 of Indiana’s 57 points after halftime. Hibbert finished with 17 and George Hill added 15.

The Wizards led 57-38 early in the third quarter, but made only field goal over the final 7:50. Bradley Beal scored 20 points and Trevor Ariza had 16.

George played over 46 minutes, made 7 of his 10 shots from beyond the arc and took on the task of defending Beal.

QUOTABLE: ” Usually coach will take me out for a breather. I knew every horn that sounded wasn’t for someone to get me.”
— Paul George on knowing he would play heavy minutes

THE STAT: Led by John Wall, Washington had 18 fast break points in the first half, but zero in the second.

TURNING POINT: After rallying back from 19 points to tie the game at 74-74, the Pacers fell back 85-76 with 7:09 remaining as Washington’s bench took command. That is until George and Hibbert took it back, scoring 18 of Indiana’s final 19 points. George started the surge with back-to-back 3-pointers and his free throws with 1:21 remaining gave the Pacers the lead for good at 92-91.

QUOTABLE II: “It’s tough. We really did put ourselves in position to win. A play here, a play there could have made a difference in us winning. I guess that’s part of this team still growing.”
Al Harrington, who scored 11 points

HOT: The Wizards bench outscored the Pacers’ 32-2.

NOT: Starting center Marcin Gortat had two points and three rebounds in 21 minutes for Washington.

GOOD MOVE: Indiana coach Frank Vogel stuck with his starters as each member played at least 37 minutes.

BAD MOVE: Wall, who struggled with his shot throughout the series, passed on a potential game-tying shot in the final minute.

QUOTABLE III: “Their second unit came out with a lot of intensity which got the crowd going which you can’t [allow] on the road. But I thought our composure — we never panicked. …We know that in most cases we can just depend on our defense to methodically walk teams down, get stops after stops..”
David West, who scored 14 points and had eight rebounds

NOTABLE: Among those part of the sellout crowd at the Verizon Center, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and wide receiver DeSean Jackson. …Washington’s last home playoff beyond the first round came in the 1979 NBA Finals against the Seattle Supersonics. … Wizards forward Trevor Ariza went 4 of 4 from the field including two 3-pointers for 10 points in the first quarter. Through four games this series, he is shooting 12 of 15 overall and 7 of 8 from beyond the 3-point arc.

UP NEXT: For the Pacers, Tuesday @ Indiana, Thursday @ Washington (if necessary) For the Wizards, Tuesday @ Indiana, Thursday @ Washington (if necessary).

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